The College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine prepares teachers and other professionals to be outstanding practitioners and enthusiastic role models for lifelong learning. Our undergraduate programs emphasize a diverse liberal arts background, the latest technology, academic specialization, professional training and field experiences.
The college’s teacher preparation programs are approved by the Maine Department of Education and accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). After successfully completing graduation requirements and the state-required examination, graduates in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education (Child Development and Family Relations major) and Teaching and Coaching (Kinesiology and Physical Education major) are recommended for Maine provisional teaching certificates.
Students in the Kinesiology and Physical Education Exercise Science concentration use the latest technology to measure and analyze human movement, development and deviation. They also gain experience in a variety of clinical settings, and work with children with special needs to develop appropriate and responsive programs. In our innovative Outdoor Leadership concentration, Maine’s natural resources serve as both classroom and teacher, preparing students for a variety of outdoor-oriented careers. Students who choose this concentration will earn industry-standard certifications, including Wilderness First Responder and Swift Water Rescue.
The Child Development and Family Relations curriculum has earned Family Life Educator designation from the National Council of Family Relations. Students explore the growth and development of individuals in the contexts of families, schools and communities. Study may focus on individuals at various times in the lifespan (early childhood to adulthood).
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